With this lesson we learned about landscapes, types of landscapes and items you could find in a landscape. We began by looking at desert landscapes and cacti. I have a number of different types of cacti, so I talked about some of them, the colors, shapes and lines you can find in them and the flowers that bloom from them. Green, Yellow and black tempera were used and mixed together to get a variety of greens for the cactus. We used bleeding tissue paper to stain our sky color and torn paper towel to make the sand on our background paper. Then a cactus was drawn on the back of the green paper, cut out and glued onto the background. A scarp piece of cardboard and black tempera paint was used to stamp the cactus needles. I found this project idea at: www.mrspicassosartroom.blogspot.com My lesson plan can be found here and my instructional video is included below.
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